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    CIR: The Moral Imperative

    "As the issue returns to the forefront of the congressional agenda, the Center for American Progress has gathered faith leaders from diverse communities to discuss their work and the moral imperative that fuels their mission." Center for American...

    Matter of BARRIENTOS, 24 I&N Dec. 100 (BIA 2007)

    24 I&N Dec. 100 (BIA 2007) Interim Decision #3554, In re William Osmin BARRIENTOS, March 1, 2007: "Section 244(b)(5)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1254(b)(5)(B) (2000), permits an alien to assert his right to Temporary...

    Unpub. BIA Cancellation Victory

    Matter of Ortega-Herrera, A74-367-687 - Eloy, Jan. 31, 2007. Hats off to Vikram Badrinath of Tucson, Arizona. Ortega-Herrera BIAu 1-31-07.pdf

    AILA Resource Guide: Making the Case for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    "AILA developed the Resource Guide accessible below to foster a greater understanding of the interlocking architectural components necessary to support a realistic and comprehensive overhaul of our immigration system. Here we present an electronic...

    Eighth Circuit Remands ICE Informant Case

    "[N]ews reports suggested that Ramirez's relationship with ICE had become a source of embarrassment for the federal government, since he had been present when cartel members murdered several rival drug traffickers and was alleged to have some...

    Ninth Circuit on Past Persecution

    "Because the IJ did not make an adequate finding, one way or the other, on past persecution, we cannot determine whether the IJ applied a presumption of a well-founded fear of future persecution which the government would have been required to rebut...

    Ninth Circuit on Persecution-March 01, 2007

    "Substantial evidence does not support the BIA's finding that Vicente-Sarat failed to establish past persecution. We conclude that the repeated beatings, sleep deprivation, water submersion and forced ingestion of animal blood rose to the level...

    Second Circuit on Sri Lanka

    "Given the context of Rizvie's detention, the officer's own comments, and the situation in Sri Lanka, we conclude that the Board's finding that the officer's actions were "not motivated, even in part, by a protected ground"...

    Bender Expert Permitted to Testify in Hazleton Case

    Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, co-author of the leading 20-volume treatise on immigration law published by Matthew Bender, Immigration Law & Procedure, will be permitted to testify as an expert witness in the case challenging the proposed immigration...

    An In-State Tuition Debate

    "[I]n absence of federal guidance, this battle in the immigration wars ? this seemingly simple question of extending or denying in-state tuition status to students living in a state illegally ? is being fought front by front, state by state, bill...

    ICE Outsources Food Service in Immigration Jails

    "I foresee disturbances likely to occur after the new contractors take over," said the source, who also spoke under the condition of anonymity. "One of the primary reasons inmates [and] detainees riot is the quality of the food service...

    A World of Opportunity

    "Earlier this month, the Center for an Urban Future published A World of Opportunity: Understanding & Tapping the Economic Potential of Immigrant Entrepreneurs, a major report which documents that immigrant entrepreneurs have become an increasingly...

    Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter-March 01, 2007

    "This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a natz delay class action, arriving alien adjustments, the Fourth Circuit's reversal in Matter of Perez Vargas (204(j) case), the asylum one year filing deadline, and the National Children's...

    Sec. Chertoff on CIR

    SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007: "Excessive litigation will break any immigration system." http://judiciary.senate.gov/testimony.cfm?id=2555&wit_id=66

    Sec. Gutiérrez on CIR

    Carlos M. Gutiérrez, Secretary of Commerce, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, February 28, 2007: "[A]ll policies must be workable. We made a mistake in 1986 by not crafting a law that was workable. We should not repeat that mistake."...

    Sen. Leahy on CIR

    Statement of Chairman Patrick Leahy ?Comprehensive Immigration Reform? Senate Judiciary Committee, February 28, 2007: "We must be realistic about the millions of undocumented people in this country. We need to bring people out of the shadows."...

    Adjustment of Status Victory in Seattle

    "The Court declares that CIS's policy to accept concurrent filings of Form I-140s and Form I-485s, but not to accept concurrent filings of Form I-360s and Form I-485s, see 8 C.F.R. § 235.2(a)(2)(i)(B), violates the Equal Protection component...

    Natz. Mandamus Victory in Colorado

    "To remand this matter with no further instruction would, however, likewise frustrate legislative intent and render Section 1447(b) meaningless. Accordingly, I conclude that it is necessary to set this matter for a hearing regarding the terms and...

    Fifth Circuit on Immigration RICO

    "What began with promising hopes for employment in the United States culminated in this RICO lawsuit by Indian citizens who were recruited under false pretenses to become steelworkers in Louisiana." Abraham v. Singh, Feb. 26, 2007. Abraham 5...

    Special FOIA Processing Track for Individuals Appearing Before an Immigration Judge

    FR Notice, Feb. 28, 2007. http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/E7-3357.pdf

    Another Ga. County Applies for 287(g)

    "Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton announced Tuesday that he has applied to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to begin enforcement of immigration statutes." AccessNorthGa.com, Feb. 27, 2007. http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/hall/newfullstory...

    Pro Bono Victory

    "Holland & Knight LLP Miami associates Maria Enriquez and Irma Salgado successfully represented pro bono client L.A*., an unaccompanied child from Guatemala, in a complex two-pronged legal strategy designed to assist L.A. in obtaining lawful...

    Countdown to REAL ID (May 11, 2008)

    "The federal government is expected to release Real ID regulations any day now. [This] new NCSL web page will help you be ready when the news hits. There, you can track state legislation, get background information and more. Questions about Real...

    USCIS Advises Petitioners Overseas - Do Not Re-File I-130

    "USCIS advises anyone who filed a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) with an American embassy or consulate since July 2006 that they do not need to re-file the petition." USCIS, Feb. 27, 2007. http://www.uscis.gov/files/pressrelease/I130FilingUpdate022707...

    Montoya Class Action Complaint

    Large file, may be slow to load. [See related news article, "Laborers Sue For Overtime Pay," column left.] Montoya complaint 2-21-07.pdf